By JOSH NEWMAN Special to ZAGSBLOG Louisville commit Quentin Snider has done an about-face nearly two years to the day after pledging to the Cardinals and head coach Rick Pitino.According to multiple reports on Wednesday afternoon, Snider, a 6-foot-1 point guard, a native of Louisville and a star at Ballard High School, has decommitted from Louisville and will open up his recruitment. Minnesota was the first school to offer him after the decommitment, according to Jody Demling. That makes sense considering Minnesota coach Richard Pitino recruited Snider at Louisville. The Gophers are now involved with a number of 2014 point guards, including Tyus Jones, Ja’Quan Newton, Josh Perkins and now Snider. Demling also reported that some 25 schools reached out to Snider on Wednesday night alone. Snider originally offered up a verbal commitment to Louisville on August 4, 2011 in between his freshman and sophomore years at Ballard. Last season as a junior, Snider averaged 17.2 points and 4.4 assists for a Bruins team that went 32-5 and advanced to 96th KHSAA Boys’ State Tournament title game where it fell, 65-64, to Madison Central.
With Snider out of the picture, Louisville now holds 2014 commitments from two players, 6-foot-7 small forward Shaqquan Aaron from Seattle and 6-foot-4 point guard JaQuan Lyle out of Evansville, IN.Follow Josh Newman on Twitter